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MSNBC
Dec 6, 2012 1:00am PST
dramatic cut in the short-term. yes, that's right. now, this may well present a problem for john boehner's caucus, because john boehner sent a letter to the president this week with his own plan, which advocates what just might be the least popular policy in american politics. okay, maybe that's hyperbole. but just be a tiny bit, i mean, mandatory gay marriage, in which every single married straight person had to immediately divorce their spouse, and accept a state-assigned same-gender spouse to replace them would probably be more popular than what john boehner proposed this week. what john boehner is advocating is making medicare available to fewer americans. as it happens, there is brand-new polling out today on how americans feel about the idea of congress using these deficit negotiations to make cuts to medicare. 79% of americans say they do not want congress to touch medicare in these deficit negotiations. 79%. if you want to get specific about john boehner's proposal, what he wants to do to medicare is to raise the eligibility age from 65 to 67. and as it turns out, there i
MSNBC
Dec 5, 2012 1:00am PST
last night, before the election john boehner proposed that revenues could be raised by this much. that's the pile of money there. after the election, which his party lost, he's now offering post-election this much new revenue. so his offer since losing the election got worse. that new offer came in a new outline of proposals that the republicans sent to the president in a letter yesterday. it's a plan that they describe in their letter as "a fair middle ground." here's what they consider a fair middle ground. we did this in chart form today. because it turns out it's really simple. and looking at it this way makes it simple. here's what they are offering. on the side of what the republican republicans get, the republicans get the tax rates they want, the medicare cuts they want, the trillion dollars in spending cuts president obama agreed to, hundreds of billions in additional cuts, ending the payroll tax break, ending jobless benefits and they get the opportunity to create a new debt ceiling crisis in a few months. that's on the republican side, what the republicans get in their
MSNBC
Dec 8, 2012 3:00am PST
the counteroffers and in particular if you look at the red lines that are being proposed by john boehner and president obama, if you look at these very closely, a deal is beginning to take shape. watch this. you remember during the presidential campaign what president obama used to say over and over again about tax rates? about what his plan was for tax rates? president obama was crystal clear about what he wanted. >> i have said that for incomes over $250,000 a year that we should go back to the rates that we had when bill clinton was president. i want to reform the tax codes so that it's simple, fair, and asks the wealthiest households to pay taxes on incomes over $250,000. the same rate we had when bill clinton was president. we have to ask you and me and the wealthiest among us to go back to the clinton rates for income above $250,000. >> the clinton tax rates, we need to go back to the clinton tax rates. that's not a generic policy idea. that's really specific. the clinton tax rate for high income earners was 39.6%. that's what president obama was calling for during the camp
MSNBC
Dec 12, 2012 1:00am PST
out of washington where speaker john boehner and obama are talking. this is actually not nothing, not in this town. early last week they really weren't talking, and neither were their staffs. progress on what to do about all those expiring tax cuts and schedule spending cuts and that possible recession congress might create, totally stalled. but now today they are talking, and their staffs are talking, and they're even exchanging paper, real paper. news leaked today that in the last few days, there have been new offers and new counteroffers in the negotiations. but they sound, to be honest, not that different from the old offers. reports that mr. obama has gone from $1.6 trillion in taxes to $1.4 trillion but hasn't budged much on entitlements. mr. boehner really hasn't moved on taxes at all. he is still i'm told at $800 billion, although details on his offer are sparse. earlier today i asked michael steele, john boehner's press secretary for details on the, quote, deal. i was writing quickly and meant to say offer, but i wrote deal. he wrote back we are not close to a deal. when
MSNBC
Dec 12, 2012 9:00pm PST
are not being run by one of these guys. they're not being run by a katherine harris or a john husted or scott gessler there is no statewide elected official who is running the election and endorsing one of the candidates in that election that they are running. wisconsin does not have that. wisconsin has a better way of doing it. they have a more good government technocratic model for the nation way of doing it. so naturally wisconsians say they would now like to get rid of it. after this last election, that he doesn't like the way the government accountability board has been ruling. he wants it to be reconstituted in a more partisan way. he wants the member to be political appointees. that's the republican who heads the senate, and the republican who heads the assembly also says he is open to that idea. both of those republican legislators independent voted in favor of creating the government accountability board in first place back in 2007. they voted for it. they voted to create this thing, along with every other republican in the legislature at the time. but now, now they say it's
MSNBC
Dec 10, 2012 6:00pm PST
, mike huckabee essentially came in second to john mccain. which is now the part where i tell you that the guy who came in second this year, the guy who came in second to mitt romney, where does he work now? he works at world net daily, which is admittedly hilarious, because it's a mad libs choose your own adjective. plug in muslim, guy, murder, communist and michelle and see what comes out. but in addition to being inadvertently hilarious, world net daily is now home to the runner-up from this last year's republican presidential nominating contest, and world net is also a scam. rick perlstein wrote a great piece that came out before the election in the baffler about how world net daily and dick morris's pals at newsmax are essentially operating systems designed to feet the contact information for gullible and overexcited conservatives to people who can part them with their money. right? and if you are a person who has long been struck by and fascinated by how similar the conservative be afraid direct mail that asks for money looks to the kind of direct mail that tries to scam your gra
Search Results 0 to 21 of about 22 (some duplicates have been removed)